Project Manager


Canton, MA, US, 02021

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

The Project Manager leads cross-functional team projects with responsibility for the successful completion of new or existing projects.  This includes developing plans, schedule creation and tracking milestones, establishing budgets and monitoring variances to plan, reporting progress to stakeholders and ultimately ensuring all project milestones and objectives are successfully met. The Project Manager plans, organizes, and leads cross-functional project meetings and collaborates with Business Unit Project Managers and participates in Business Unit meetings related to project activities.  This position drives collaboration with stakeholder management to develop business cases, project scope, and resource requirements in alignment with site goals for projects. The Project Manager will provide visibility to the portfolio progress and develop resource models to inform sanctioning through monthly reporting.


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Lead cross functional project teams.
  • Facilitate projects and initiatives.
  • Create/maintain project scope, timelines, budgets, team, project plan and project objectives/goals.
  • Facilitate strategic discussions with core team members across multi-functional groups.
  • Facilitate project meetings.
  • Provide technical leadership to the Lansing site and contract manufacturers in the resolution of technical issues.
  • Provide project updates/reporting to Project Management, Governance and Steering Team Members.
  • Provide decision support across multi-functional groups.
  • Identify and secure resource constraints.
  • Lead line extensions of current biological for International Sales.
  • Prepare/champion Process Change Proposals/Requests through appropriate channels.
  • Lead inter-site best practices (technology transfer, process validation, etc).
  • Create project plan, risk management plan, communications plan, cost, and timeline baselines.
  • Track and monitor project progress including financials, schedule, resource constraints, risks, contract status, and other appropriate project performance indicators.
  • Prepare and conduct presentations to all levels of the organization which may include project technical and budgetary information.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. 


•    Bachelor’s degree in Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology or other science related field.
•    Minimum 5 years project management experience managing projects through all phases of the project lifecycle.
•    PMP Certification Preferred
•    Biopharmaceutical experience; preferably with familiarity/experience with technical transfer.  
•    Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with colleagues at all levels of the organization, including senior internal and/or external personnel on matters often requiring coordination between organizations.
•    Strong leadership and facilitation skills.
•    Fluent in project management tools (MS Project).
•    Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.
•    Demonstrated technical and industry-specific expertise in areas of process validation and production of a biopharmaceutical product.
•    Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities, meeting deadlines, and working well under pressure.
•    Ability to develop solutions to complex problems which require the use of ingenuity, innovation, and creativity.
•    Capable of working independently and multi-tasking.

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.

Nearest Major Market: Boston